This autobiography of Peter Twiss, the man who flew 1000mph for the first time in history, tells the story of the record-breaking Fairey Delta. It describes the vast organization necessary for the record bid, the political lobbying, and the almost intolerable tension when the flights failed.
Faster Than the Sun is also a compelling account of Twiss’s wartime experiences as a Fleet Air Arm pilot who saw action in Fulmars over the convoys to Malta, in Seafires during the Operation Torch landings in Africa, and as a night fighter flying Mosquitoes. It is an epic account of daring, determination, and dedication—straight from the cockpit. Signed by the author.